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Practice areas & skills: Probate, Juvenile, Child Custody, Child Support, Family
I have been practicing law since 1972 and have been practicing exclusively in the Trusts and Estates area since 1986. I counsel clients in estate planning, trust administration, probate, and elder law, including public benefits planning. I general...
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Trusts, Estate Planning
Review: “Kathleen is a well educated well experienced and extremely competent. She has provided us with comprehensive wills and trusts to insure smooth transition for our heirs. She keeps her clients updated on changes in the ...
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Trusts, Estate Planning, Business
Practicing law since February 1994 in the areas of drafting wills, trusts, estate and trust administration, durable powers of attorney, conservatorship, guardianship, adoption, name change and family law. Public speaker at civic, senior and other ...
Practice areas & skills: Probate, Guardianship, Adoption, General Practice
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Probate is the legal process used to carry out a person's will after their death; a probate attorney advises you on how to perform the steps in the process. In general, once you have identified and collected the dead person's belongings, including their money, property, and other assets, you pay the person's debts and taxes. Once all debts have been paid, you distribute their money and property according to the language of the will. If there is no will, the laws of the state where the dead person lived control how the property is distributed. A probate attorney helps you plan what happens to your property when you die, as they can probate wills and act as your probate court estate representative. A probate attorney also represents family members and beneficiaries wishing to challenge wills.